Board: Porsche - 911 - 997 Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread

    My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    Well , it is done. After three boys done with College, I did it on BD=8/25 ! Car to be built in Nov. , delivered in Dec/Jan in Minnesota... Get the picture...No car ,,get car in Winter, Store Car until March/April. Need Porsche fix ,soon.
    Any thoughts on the order would be helpful:
    2006 997 S Coupe,
    Lapis Blue Metallic,
    Sand Beige Full Leather,
    Power seat pack,
    dimming mirrors,
    Heated seats ,
    19" Carrera Classic wheels,
    Makassar Steering wheel/mult-functional,
    Sport Chrono,
    Nav for PCM,
    Bose 13 speakers,
    Makassar pack,
    sand mats,
    stainless exhaust pipes,
    wheel caps-crest,
    door entry guard illumination,
    what's missing, what could/should be changed? what is the powerpackage??
    Also, advice on need for Porsche fix before the winter arrives (November) ???
    New to board,,, it's great,,,, thanks for thoughts.

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    It sounds real nice except for the Makassar. Wood is okay for a boat or a Bently or a Rolls. You can almost get away with it in a Cayenne but not for a 997 imo. Wood and high performance cars just don't go togther. When was the last time you saw wood in a modern racing car ? It would look strange as hell. Just my 2 cents.

    Intsead of the stainless exhaust pipes go for the PSE. You can get the PSE for free if you leave off the wood.

    With full leather you can get a $500 discount off adaptive sport seats. jfyi.

    Check out "XPA" - thicker sports steering wheel in smooth leather. Great option.

    Did I mention - Skip the wood ? I must not be the only one who feels this way. In the 6 months I have been here I've yet to see a 997 with a wood interior.

    Congratulations on the long haul of putting the kids through college. You deserve this car. And welcome to the board.

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    I'd have to agree with Stradale - wood is fine for luxo cars, but just doesn't have a fit for me in a performance sports car. I guess it's a matter of opinion though, so if it "floats yer boat" then enjoy!

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    I wonder if you will get the car sooner if you delete the wood?? Seems almost like a special order item as I too have not seen anyone on this board post any pics...

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help


    The power package is the X51 powerkit. It is an expensive option $16,900. for which you will be bashed for getting but I have it on my order due to be built in Nov. I heard it may be sold out at the moment and if wanted could delay your order.


    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    I agree with the others regarding the wood. If they're selling them again, you might want to get the rear console in exterior color or even leather. Thanks for supporting our fine colleges. I'm sure you contributed enough for a Porsche or two.

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    For a Porsche fix until your car arrives, how about signing up for the Porsche Driving Experience?

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    See the other thread already started by FSU-997S earlier today, it has some good suggestions and criticisms on certain options.

    I'll toss my hat into the no-wood ring as well. Wood in a 911 interior always winds up looking like Billy Graham in a dinner jacket at a punk rock concert. Totally uncomfortable, out of place, and un-hip. Porsche never seems to do it, or design it, in a way that integrates and flows and looks "at home". It always looks like an old guy's afterthought, and with 3 sons graduated, you're ready for a good, hard-core mid-life-crisis car!! Sleep on the wood a few nights. Spending the money instead on extra leather goodies and PSE would be my advice. Beyond that, it's optioned wonderfully.

    Re: My 2006 997 s Coupe Order--- and Help

    "Billy Graham in a dinner jacket at a punk rock concert." That's a hoot! I also thought that the last time I saw wood in a sportscar the driver was wearing a leather helmet and goggles. I guess I could go for the carbon or aluminum packages, but my appetite for go-faster goodies would dictate that I spend the money on more power...

    To borrow an old biker's saying, "chrome won't get ya home"



    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: New 991.2 GT3 (2017) 12/15/18 10:01 AM
    Na Mezger
    409018 5202
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA 12/13/18 8:47 PM
    324120 2007
    Porsche Sticky The moment I've been waiting for... 12/8/18 8:33 AM
    213152 1083
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 911 GT2 RS (2017) 12/14/18 5:41 AM
    198652 2680
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: 991.2 GT3 RS (2018) 12/14/18 9:21 PM
    127742 2441
    AMG Sticky Mercedes E63 S AMG (2018) - Short Review (updated on a regular basis) 12/6/18 3:34 PM
    34146 321
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: The new Porsche 992 – a design icon and high-tech sports car 12/15/18 12:21 PM
    19250 303
    Porsche Sticky Paint protection film 9/25/18 6:14 PM
    14403 121
    Porsche Sticky Child seats in a 991 11/29/18 3:43 PM
    13848 35
    Porsche 991 GT3 RS 1/9/18 1:43 PM
    527284 5816
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 991 Turbo and Turbo S 4/3/18 9:15 AM
    484226 4254
    Porsche 992 (Next 911 generation 2019/2020) Thread Closed 11/29/18 11:38 AM
    296912 3195
    Porsche OFFICIAL: 911 R (2016) 9/13/18 10:12 AM
    281085 2589
    Porsche Cayman GT4 11/29/18 3:41 PM
    266864 2622
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo and Turbo S 1/23/18 12:27 AM
    192173 1074
    Ferrari 488 GTB/GTS 11/26/18 11:32 AM
    191859 1768
    McLaren McLaren on a winning streak 12/14/18 6:00 PM
    183559 3288
    Others Audi R8 V10 Plus (2016 model) - Review (updated Feb 13th 2017) 12/15/18 2:11 PM
    151652 2482
    Porsche Boxster Spyder (981) 8/31/18 10:25 AM
    143235 757
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New Panamera (2016) 1/6/18 10:41 PM
    129001 1284
    Ferrari Ferrari F12 Berlinetta / 599 GTO Successor 5/22/18 9:16 PM
    111982 789
    Others VW caught cheating emissions tests 5/3/18 7:52 PM
    CGX car nut
    106796 871
    Porsche Porsche Mission E - the future of Porsche? 12/10/18 3:41 PM
    90091 1252
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 12/7/18 10:15 PM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    67284 673
    Porsche UPDATES: 2018 Porsche Cayenne 2/6/18 2:13 PM
    57491 423
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Carrera GTS models 11/3/18 11:09 AM
    47120 477
    Others Tesla Roadster 12/15/18 12:40 AM
    CGX car nut
    46847 1488
    Others Tesla Model X Thread Closed 2/23/18 3:41 PM
    42988 1122
    AMG AMG GT R 11/30/18 4:10 PM
    42264 605
    Porsche OFFICIAL: New 991.2 Turbo S Exclusive Series (2017) 12/4/18 3:17 PM
    39766 650
    281 items found, displaying 1 to 30.